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Supporting Schools to Raise Attainment in GCSE & A-levels
Research from the Sutton Trust in 2014 has shown that there are specific strategies that schoolteachers can employ to raise attainment:
Using higher-order questioning to strengthen the reasoning and evaluation skills of all learners
Encouraging learners to generate questions about a topic before it has been taught.
Teaching learners how to improve their study skills and giving them repeated opportunities to practice these.
Introducing challenging tasks and problem-solving dilemmas that stretch all learners
Periodic testing of acquired knowledge that gives learners feedback about what to improve on to raise their achievement
Feedback that gives learners a realistic goal to focus on
Teaching learners to be resilient, self-resourceful and persistent with their effort
Using visual scaffolds to present subject content in new, accessible and interesting ways
Setting clear expectations about behaviour and standards of work
Timperley et al (2007)
According to their report, Timperley et al suggest the following interventions to improve teacher performance:
Feedback is closely related to goals that develop teachers' understanding of their subject discipline, its concepts and misconceptions and how these can be best conveyed to learners to raise their achievement.
Giving teachers the skills to assess learner outcomes in positive, precise and varied ways
Giving teachers time to practice what they have learned and engage in some form of self-evaluation and review with colleagues.
Developing the expertise and leadership skills of curriclum managers so that they can better focus on the outcomes that effective teaching practices can have on learners.
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